Victoria Falls Safari Club deck
Surge in arrivals, feedback prompts Victoria Falls Safari Club redevelopment

Winner of the Association of Zimbabwe Travel Agents' Best Boutique Hotel award, Victoria Falls Safari Club, one of Africa Albida Tourism's (AAT) properties, is expected to begin redevelopment on 1 November 2017.

2 days ago

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Chef Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen named winner of SAB2's Proefessioneel

Capsicum Culinary Studio graduate, Hennie Jansen van Nieuwenhuizen has been awarded top honours in the SABC2 competition, Proefessioneel, hosted by celebrity chef, Reuben Riffel.

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Peninsula Hotel restaurant refurbishment pays homage to ocean-side location

Following a recent R800,000 refurbishment at The Peninsula Hotel in Sea Point, the Sunset Restaurant's new interiors pay homage to its ocean-side location.

2 days ago

Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner
Vusumuzi Ndlovu announced as S.Pellegrino Young Chef Africa and Middle East semi-final winner

With his dish titled Isicupho, sous chef Vusumuzi Ndlovu from the Pot Luck Club pop up at Marabi Club has been announced as the winner of the S.Pellegrino Young Chef 2018 Africa and Middle East semi-final, finishing ahead of nine other local semi-finalists, all hand-selected by ALMA, the world's leading international educational and training centre for Italian cuisine.

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WAZA signs MoU to help make sustainably produced palm oil the norm

The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums (WAZA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) have signed a five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), with the potential of sustainably produced palm oil to help biodiversity conservation and the opportunity for leading zoos and aquariums to drive global consumer demand as the focus.

2 days ago

African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities
African tourism trends in the age of developing smart cities

Over the last eight years, travel and tourism have grown by 17.3% in the top 10 fastest-growing global destinations. This rate speaks to the rapid growth of tourism and how the industry, and an increasing priority for countries seeking new growth opportunities. In emerging markets tourism grew from 30% in 1980 to 45% in 2015 and is expected to reach 57% by 2030.

By Elias Aad 2 days ago

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Bird watching in Soweto with birdman Raymond Rampolokeng

Raymond Rampolokeng brings the binoculars into focus as he pans the riverbank. The nearby hubbub of Soweto hums in the distance, but his intense concentration guards the moment in a veil of silence. How he'd love to catch a glimpse of a Cape Sparrow, the indigenous bird to which he feels such a special connection.

3 days ago

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IHG expands resorts portfolio with four new properties in South East Asia

At the 2017 Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) announced the growth of its resort portfolio with the signing of four new properties.

3 days ago

City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism
City of Cape Town, Airbnb to collaborate on spreading the benefits of tourism

The City of Cape Town and Airbnb has signed a collaboration agreement to promote the benefits of people-to-people tourism for Cape Town residents and their communities as well as promote Cape Town across the world as a unique travel destination. This is the first collaboration agreement that the hospitality platform has signed with a city in Africa.

3 days ago

Shots Fired: Gang violence on Cape Town International Airport's doorstep
Shots Fired: Gang violence on Cape Town International Airport's doorstep

Cape Town International Airport management confirmed that several shots were fired shortly after 5am this morning (Wednesday, 18 October 2017) on the upper roadway in front of the terminal building. Two people have been injured, with one person hit by a stray bullet who was stabilised before being taken to the hospital.

By Cari Coetzee 3 days ago

Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch
Construction set to start on Umhlanga Arch

Last week saw the official ground breaking of A-grade catalytic development Umhlanga Arch in Durban.

3 days ago

Club Travel Corporate celebrates its birthday, grants 30 wishes
Club Travel Corporate celebrates its birthday, grants 30 wishes

Club Travel Corporate, as part of its socio-economic development strategy, called on its various stakeholders - including its staff and clients - to submit a wish for any charity, cause, business or individual in need as part of its recent 30 Wishes campaign.

18 Oct 2017

Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries
Zeitz MOCAA a boost for local tourism and arts industries

The recently opened Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) at the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront has been hailed a proverbial feather in the caps of the local tourism and arts industries. Joanne Selby, general manager at The Table Bay says: "The opening of Zeitz MOCAA bodes well for the local tourism industry, both as a museum for visitors to explore the works of African artists, as well as being a landmark attraction in its own right. It is certainly on the list of must-sees in Cape Town."

17 Oct 2017